Inside the Ropes: Sportswriters Get Their Game on

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Oktober 2008



It's a good fortune when dauntless literary journalists actually play the sports they cover. This book features more than three dozen decorated writers who capture the mojo of returning John McEnroe's serve, taking a punch from Ali, paddling Jack London's Alaskan river route, coaching the Suns' Steve Nash, and umping Manny Ramirez.


Preface; AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Full-Court JournalismPaul Gallico, Fountainhead; [1] The Feel / Paul GallicoWinter[2] The Hans Brinker Complex / Donald Katz; [3] The Deer Hunter / David Mamet; [4] Across the Disappearing Finish Line / Bill McKibben; [5] The Backstory / Jack McCallum; [6] Bench Press, or Becoming a Girl Again / Leslie Heywood; [7] Flight of Fancy / Dana White; [8] A Ski Mountaineer and a History of Tragedy / Nick Paumgarten; [9] Hockey / George PlimptonSpring[10] My Trip to the Show (Part II) / Tom Verducci; [11] Foaming at the Mouth / Robert Twigger; [12] Get Somebody Loose! / Sam Walker; [13] Bad, Brutal Fun / Jeff MacGregor; [14] Dragon Boat Racing: Unleash the Dragon ... Boats / Dan Washburn; [15] It Isn't a Snap / Greg Bishop; [16] Reaching Her Peak / Helga Hengge; [17] Pickles / Mark Jenkins; [18] Fishing with the Shad King / T. Edward NickensSummer[19] Running Like Hell / Michael Finkel; [20] Marine for a Day / Don Kardong; [21] Ruffians in the Diamond / Corey Levitan; [22] And in This Corner, the Ghost of Ernest Hemingway / Randy Wayne White; [23] It's All in the Game / Melissa King; [24] The First Fear Fandango / Tim Cahill; [25] The Master Grappler / Donald Katz; [26] The Running of the Bulls: He Who Hesitates Is Lunch / Billy Anderson; [27] Fortune's Smile / James McManus; [28] Q: Why Do You Want to Race? A: Because My Name Comes Apart / Grace Butcher; [29] Turning It Up / Betsy Crowfoot; [30] Reading the River / John Hildebrand; [31] Climb Every Molehill / Rob StoryFall[32] Football / George Plimpton; [33] Le Tour D'Amour / Steve Friedman; [34] Here the Bear and the Mafia Room / Bob Shacochis; [35] Words Fail Me / James Kaplan; [36] Tournament-tough / Barbara Beckwith; [37] Race a Memorable First for 17th Man / Ron C. Judd; [38] Cry Me a River / Zachary Michael Jack; [39] Shuffleboard and The Future of the Sport / Rodney Rothman; [40] First Person / Davis LeeSource Acknowledgments; The Contributors


Former newspaper sportswriter and editor Zachary Michael Jack is an assistant professor of English at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, where he teaches workshops in literary and participatory journalism. The editor of many essay collections on the environment and outdoor life, Jack also has authored two volumes of poetry. Contributors: Billy Anderson, Barbara Beckwith, Dan Bishop, Grace Butcher, Tim Cahill, Betsy Crowfoot, Michael Finkel, Steve Friedman, Paul Gallico, Helga Hengge, Leslie Heywood, John Hildebrand, Zachary Michael Jack, Mark Jenkins, Ron C. Judd, James Kaplan, Don Kardong, Donald Katz, Melissa King, Davis Miller [aka Davis Lee, Corey Levitan, Jeff MacGregor, David Mamet, Jack McCallum, Bill McKibben, James McManus, T. Edward Nickens, Nick Paumgarten, George Plimpton, Rodney Rothman Bob Shacochis, Rob Story, Robert Twigger, Tom Verducci, Sam Walker, Dan Washburn, Dana White, and Randy Wayne White.


"These intrepid scribes who put down their pens and laptops and entered the arena may have gotten pummeled, pinned, passed, and pasted. But, man, did they capture the experience. Inside the Ropes is as rich a collection of writing--not just sportswriting, but writing writing--as one could hope to find." L. Jon Wertheim, senior writer for Sports Illustrated and author of Running the Table: The Legend of Kid Delicious, the Last Great American Pool Hustler "As a former pro athlete turned head football coach, I can vouch that Inside the Ropes has the best feel for sport I've ever read, written by the best sportswriters in America." Chuck Long, head football coach for San Diego State University and former NFL quarterback
EAN: 9780803259973
ISBN: 0803259972
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2008
Seitenanzahl: 480 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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